Papers in this section of JNFT are intended to be written in the spirit of narrative storytelling. Storied practice papers represent a way of writing that moves beyond a mere clinical description of practice through an “in the moment” storytelling approach that seeks to place the reader in the 'mind and heart' of the therapist. It is a style of writing that is intended to be a form of artistic expression (Merleau-Ponty, 1964) that seeks to “awaken the experiences” (p. 19) of the reader and allows the practice to “take root in the consciousness of others” (p. 19). Compared to traditional clinical writings, storied practice papers intentionally avoid any attempts to explain practice or use any theoretical jargon in favor of a 'showing' of practice as it is happening in the moment. It has been our experience that writing in this way is very demanding and requires a high level of artistry and commitment to writing in the unique genre of creative non-fiction. As such, papers in this section will be by invitation only.
Papers from JNFT Release 1, 2017
Pilkington, S. (2017). Deconstructing Denial: Stories of Narrative Therapy with People Who are Dying and Their Families. Journal of Narrative Family Therapy, 1, 56-78.